Conferences

National Ophthalmology Congress 2016

Back in the Southern Cape after a week of academia at our national Ophthalmology congress. Great to hear well respected speakers comparing the available multifocal and extended depth of field lenses, and to see first hand which lenses are coming out on top… The state of the art Symfony lens lying in number one spot leaves me with no doubt More…

European academic meeting a great success

My recent trip to Barcelona was a serious eye-opener in terms of size of international meetings. With 9000 delegates from all over Europe and the rest of the world, there were so many lectures and didactic sessions to choose from that I felt like splitting myself in two to be in different venues at the same time! The knowledge gained has More…

ESCRS 2015 BARCELONA

This year’s European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting will be held in Barcelona! Bags are almost packed and really excited to learn about the latest offerings from the most rapidly advancing subspeciality of Ophthalmology-refractive surgery! Then off to Dublin to spend more time with Arthur Cummings, a refractive genius..

South African Glaucoma Society meeting 2015

ISTENT SITTING IN THE ANGLE-CALCUTURA

This year’s Glaucoma Society meeting was held in Zimbali on the North Coast..I don’t think they get winter up there. We were treated to an amazing speaker from Aurstralia, Jonanthan Crowston, who is heavily involved in glaucoma research and is one of the world’s leaders in Glaucoma.. I was honoured to be able to present my follow up data on More…

PUTTING 2015 IN FOCUS…

January has seen the Southern Cape Eye and Laser Centre hit the ground running with my passions in Ophthalmology.. We have done a lasik list, or refractive laser surgery with our state of the art,  flying spot Technolase excimer laser- what a wonderful way to start the year…there is nothing more fulfilling in my line of work than to see the More…

SOUTH AFRICAN GLAUCOMA SOCIETY MEETING 2014

  Spier played host again to our annual Glaucoma conference..what a magnificent setting for an academic meeting. We had some wonderful local and international guest speakers to tell us about new and innovative technologies, and recap some of the most important aspects of medical and surgical glaucoma management.   We were even entertained by a South African legend comedian…Mr Robinowitz More…

SOUTH AFRICAN VITREORETINAL MEETING

Our annual SAVRS meeting was held at the beautiful Simola country club in Knysna…10 minutes from my practice which made it a really convenient venue for me this yr. We were honoured to have Barbara Parolini and Nicola Ghazi, both internationally respected retinal expert address us on a few buzz words in vitreoretinal disease. Below is an executive summary of their talks: Prevalence More…

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DR GOUS,GLAUCOMA EXPERT

The Southern Cape Ophthalmologists were treated to a wonderful evening with a man who not only leads his field of expertise, but also lives by a credo to which I  aspire..living and loving life to the full..working to live and not living to work.   Dr Gous is a pioneer and thinker..constantly testing the boundaries of our medical and surgical knowledge, More…

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OSSA 2014

With a world class panel on hot topics including femtosecond lasik, current treatment modalities for diabetic maculopathy, and the inaugural meeting of the South African strabismus and Paediatric Society, OSSA 2014 was bound to be an academic overload. Below is the tip of the iceberg regarding take home points: Graham Barrett: (cataract and refractive surgeon) 1 .2.5mm surgical incisions for More…